DesignIntelligence Ranks Three Knowlton School Programs Among the Nation's Best

The Knowlton School's graduate and undergraduate professional degree programs in landscape architecture and the graduate professional degree program in architecture are ranked among the best in the nation by publication DesignIntelligence. The 2018-2019 rankings are based on a surveys filled out by the leadership of design firms across the country that were asked to answer underlying question: “Which schools do you most admire for a combination of faculty, programs, culture and student preparation for the profession?”

The Knowlton School’s Master of Architecture program was ranked 27th nationally in DesignIntelligence’s Top 35 Most Admired Schools list. This distinction places the Ohio State program 11th among accredited programs at public universities. DesignIntelligence limits its rankings to professional degree programs. The school's undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Architecture is a pre-professional degree program and, therefore, not included in the DesignIntelligence rankings.

In DesignIntelligence’s Top 25 Most Admired Schools list for accredited landscape architecture programs, the Knowlton School's Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture program ranked 5th nationally. In additional categoral rankings that measure how recent graduates are performing in 12 key focus areas, the Ohio State BSLA program ranked within the top ten in all categories, with the distinction of ranking 4th in the nation in the following categories: construction materials and methods, design theory and practice, interdisciplinary studies, practice management and undergrad research.

The school's Master of Landscape Architecture program jumped two spots from last year to 10th in the DesignIntelligence’s Top 25 Most Admired Schools graduate rankings. This places the school's MLA as the top-ranked program in the Big Ten. In the focus area listing, the graduate program ranked within the top ten in ten categories, with a top 6th placement in the categories of construction materials and methods, engineering fundamentals, project planning and management, and practice management.

For more than 17 years, “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools” from DesignIntelligence has been the definitive school ranking in four key disciplines: architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture and interior design. America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools survey ranks accredited undergraduate and graduate programs from the perspective of professional practitioners who hire and supervise graduates of architecture, landscape architecture and interior design programs. This year’s survey included participation with 6,119 hiring professionals. The DesignIntelligence rankings are issued by the Design Futures Council, a global network of design community professionals.